Newport Mansion Wedding: Michael & Thomas
May 29, 2015
Michael suggested eloping after Thomas proposed in his favorite country – Spain – at sunset. Thomas declined, and the two agreed to having a full wedding. Thomas is from Westerly, Rhode Island, and loves his home state. Michael wanted a church setting, which proved difficult as they are both Catholic. They found Kay Chapel, which hosted all faiths, for their ceremony.
Michael on Planning
Michael shared, “The planning experience was a difficult challenge because we wanted to make it special, masculine and we wanted our guests to feel special and not feel like their were attending “another wedding.” Although we knew the day would be focused on us we wanted our guests to be part of the wedding and feel welcomed. We also wanted to give back to the community because we were so blessed to have this type of wedding, hence the donation to the cancer society in lieu of flowers, and a GIVING Key to every guest. The GIVING KEYS are old, discarded keys with a word engraved on them. We choose 5 words, Believe, Love, Strength, Courage, and Hope.”